....supply & demand , i suppose Mick , that's what seems to be selling/fashionable ?
I like Norton , as i said before my old man had a few of em, I hope they can do it .
Triumph have more investment & more options of models , John Bloor built them up from nothing
Norton are selling less but higher priced small volume , for now perhaps
with more investment (the bane of the old British bike industry) they could branch out more ?
Taking nothing away from Bloor, but there was no pressure on NewCo Triumph to make a profit for many years as it was funded by his building empire;
"In 1985, Triumph purchased a first set of equipment to begin working, in secret, on its new prototype models. By 1987, the company had completed its first engine. In 1988, Bloor funded the building of a new factory in Hinckley, Leicestershire. The first Hinckley Triumphs were produced for the 1991 model year. Bloor put between £70 million and £100 million into the company between purchasing the brand and breaking even in 2000." (Wiki)
Presumably NewCo Norton's business model is somewhat different.
Yes, l heard that ‘new’ Norton had some serious supply issues with gear boxes at one stage (hopefully sorted now?). The supplier’s supply being somewaht intermittent due to the moderate scale of the operation and other priorities!